As stated in Chapter 8, the use of rhetorical features is a great way of synthesizing and analyzing ideas. Incorporating the use of pathos, logos, and ethos has taught me much about the different ways I should analyze an article when writing an essay. Furthermore, it helped me structured my essay in a different way and I believe that the use of rhetorical features will be very useful with my future assignments. For instance, when analyzing my past essays, my best work was my visual analysis because it was the assignment where I incorporated new techniques.
1. Chapter 10 I learned the different between integrate by bowered material (such as quotation, paraphrase or summary) and synthesize strategies by use together your own ideas with ideas of others in page 246 -247. Absolutely, the writing with rescoring is important for an essay to support the information by specific example or give the reader some feedback. In my opinion, if you write the essay, should be provide your main idea by some resources, summarize or quotations to make the essay more interesting.
After reading Richard Maruis’ essay, “Writing Drafts” and the article, “Daily Writing Tips” by Ali Hale, I found the article by Hale more useful. I feel it is more useful because it sort of gives you step by step directions, whereas Maruis gives you a variety of options. I find it helps me understand something better when it is broken down into sections. Every writer has a different writing style. Maruis’ proposes and explains different writing styles with great detail; Hale’s article get straight to the point.
After we constructed our essays, we had to complete a peer review activity. I enjoyed helping people look over their essays and give them suggestions on how they could improve their essays. The peer review activity made me open my eyes and see that I enjoy helping
2. When it comes to rhetoric, the author explains how important it is to communicate clearly to your audience. Rhetoric is considered technical writing, which is analyzed for developing good writing skills. The techniques used for rhetoric are: For what reason or purpose to conduct the writing, knowing your audience or reader beforehand, what type of setting and language being conveyed and what relationship does the writer give to the reader. When comparing to my thinking about rhetoric, the language, tone, knowledge, spelling and grammar are important to writing a good, clear, knowledgeable and understanding paper for others to comprehend. Paying close attention to spelling, grammar and punctuation makes your audience to see how professional
He encourages those reading his essay to think about how to evolve as better writers, and whether or not this technique can help you learn more about literature itself. Bunn mentions that readers should have highlighters nearby whenever they are reading, in order to mark up personal notes. Mike
This gives me more time to think about what I want to write about, jot down ideas, and write a passionate paper. Although I spend a lot of time reflecting on an essay topic after this process ends, I write and when I start writing, I continue until I finish my essay. I am able to do this because of the previous jotting down of ideas I did. After finishing my essay, I usually proofread it and in this process, I use software such as Grammarly (free version), which automatically corrects my grammar. This process is then followed by class peer review (I often aim to finish the paper before the peer review process begins so that I can get effective critiques from my peers and my professors since she also reviews our work).
Along with understanding the use of a thesis learning how to create an effective one was also important. How to write the thesis for my papers was essential because it provides the main argument that the reader recognizes. The formula subject then claim and then organization provided a way to write my thesis with
I always begin by pulling the prompt apart and comprehending what is being asked, then I will brainstorm so that I have my thoughts sorted out. After I have completed that I will use an outline to organize all of my thoughts and write my rough draft. My second strength is finding research. I am very selective with the research that I choose to incorporate in my paper and that is one of the aspects that I do prioritize.
Through writing, I am allowing myself to completely get out of my comfort zone without feeling judged in any sort of manner. I also have the ability to write freely because of the “no judgment zone” that I feel when I am writing. An equally important factor is that it pushes me to go further that I have before. Additionally, I am of the opinion that writing shows tremendous dedication as well as the ability to be a team player especially when it comes to assignments for each class. For the most part, writing grants me the opportunity to venture out into the unknown while researching new topics that may not have been presented to me without the guidance of assignments given.
While reading the assigned articles, Begley and Heilbroner, I left comments in the margins as well as underlining quotes that stuck out to me that I could potentially use in my essay. Another objective that I struggled with is the idea of properly combining my ideas with the ideas of others. I understand that doing this can make your paper stronger. It can help open more doors and help you go someplace in your paper you didn’t think you could go. I feel like it was easy for me to add quotes and to explain more of what I wanted to talk about, but it was a challenge to figure out paraphrasing and summarizing the ideas of others that I could use in my unit 3 paper without
When I signed up to take English Comp 1, I thought this was going to be a simple class. I assumed because I enjoyed reading and writing I would pass this class with an easy “A”. I was completely wrong. I learned my writing wasn’t as good as I thought and that I had a lot to learn about how I translate my thoughts and opinions into writing. Taking this course has helped me mold my writing skills in the proper way that is vital for achieving my future goals.
Listen to the instructions given by the certified instructor, employ the process of prewriting, and outline their draft before writing so that they will be able to write better. In addition,” explaining a concept” in chapter of the textbook have influenced my choice of an even to write about because it explained deeply on how I can explain a subject to those that do not know anything about the subject, how to give listeners a clear dictionary definition, and how the concept is important or useful for me to be remember. For example, it is better to know the concept of a memorable event like eye-witness event to talk about; so that, one would have better things to tell the audience than to just grab a concept one do not know much about.
I am very good at making sure my writing is precise when coming to commas, explanation points, periods, etc. My word selection is also strong, in which I use stronger words to make the sentences sound good, and overall the paper more well rounded. My weaknesses as a writer is sometimes being able to explain my points that make sense to others, or sometimes connecting different points together to make one topic. I believe my writing has improved in the last quarter in such ways as being able to use different types of inventions and different types of writing modes.